Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

STEM Explorations is a free, five-day experience for rising eighth graders in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Working with scientists and engineers, students explore the collaborative nature of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through hands-on lab experiences.

The camp experience will be held at Sherman Middle School with scientists and STEM professionals connecting with students virtually and/or in person with physical distancing. Participants engage in hands-on activities learning how scientists and engineers solve problems, exploring the natural world, collecting data and making observations in their environment. Daily interactions with scientists and activities will help broaden the participant’s understanding of career opportunities in STEM fields at UW-Madison and beyond.

When

July 12-16, 2021

**Final schedule will be sent out to families a week prior to the start of camp.

Where

Science activities will be held at Sherman Middle School.

What to Expect

Activities will mostly take place outside at Sherman Middle School.

Our activities cover a broad spectrum of hands-on, fun, interdisciplinary scientific topics, including:

  • Exploring microscopes and using them to explore the natural world
  • Engineering tools for renewable energy/windmill design
  • Investigating soil/bacteria in soil
  • Building nanogenerators using simple materials

Contacts

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION/TRANSPORTATION:

Diane Blum
MSCR Program Assistant
Madison School & Community Recreation
3802 Regent St., Madison, WI 53705
office: 608-204-3022
fax: 608-204-0557
[email protected]

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTENT, ACCOMMODATIONS OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS DURING CAMP:

Val Blair
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Morgridge Institute for Research
330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715
608-316-4691
[email protected]


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